Coming in December, 2020 A new edition of The Wake of the Unseen Object with a new introduction by the author from University of Alaska Press, Classic Reprint Series
The Wake of the Unseen Object: Travels through Alaska's Native Landscapes original edition, Henry Holt, NY, 1991
Selected in 2006 for the "Alaska 67" best non-fiction books about Alaska by the Alaska Historical Society.
"Kizzia writes with a quiet compassion that brings the people and their hard land clearly into focus." - Boston Globe
"Kizzia is a thoughtful and lyrical writer who manages to be sensitive without veering into sentimentality." - Philadelphia Inquirer
"A charming, informative book . . . Kizzia writes a clear, unobtrusive prose that crystallizes in memorable images." - The Washington Post
"A boatful of native Alaskans slapping downriver through the chop on their way to the biggest softball game of the season. A hunter singing the old songs for hunting luck, as he snowmobiles onto the ice with his rifle. Such contrasts - Eskimo and outsider, ancient and modern - run through Tom Kizzia's chronicle of travels in the Alaska bush in search of 'ancestral landscapes.'" - Smithsonian
"There is a great deal of unusual information in Mr. Kizzia's book, briskly and unpretentiously presented. There is also an implied warning: travel in the Alaskan bush is a hard and chancy business." - The Atlantic